Access to Justice All-Stars: Jim Andrews and Richard Rondeau

Access to Justice All-Stars: Jim Andrews and Richard Rondeau

Richard Rondeau 002JimAndrewsOur third nominees to the Access to Justice All-Stars team are Jim Andrews and Richard Rondeau of the BC Supreme Court Self Help and Information Services, part of the Vancouver Justice Access Centre (JAC). Jim and Richard bring a combined 70 years experience in court administration and services to their work with self-represented litigants. Much of their day-to-day work involves helping clients locate key legal information on the Internet and research case law, breaking down complex court processes and procedures into language and steps that can be understood by the layperson, and assisting individuals with understanding and completing court forms. Jim and Richard have developed many innovative solutions to address challenges for SRLs including how to organize court documents and how to obtain legal advice. While proud of the work they do, Jim and Richard continue to remind others that there is so much more that can be done to ensure the justice system is open and affordable to everyone. Both are advocates for increasing dialogue, feedback, and cooperation between justice partners to increase the quality and reduce the cost of legal services. Jim and Richard are motivated by a sense of service and duty to the public, which is why they are the newest members of our Access to Justice All-Stars team!

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    May 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm
  • David

    This is so true – they have helped me take each step through the process, and so useful with all their knowledge

    November 25, 2014 at 6:43 am
  • sandra olson

    I have a question or two for you. what is dna doing in a court of law without regulation or standardization, and without reporting and investigation of error and no clinical trials to prove this “known and proven error rate” which is a requirement of law. as well, if the labs refuse to release all material for examination to all parties, and the court is asked for an order to make this happen and provide the opportunity for discovery. two very vital parts of evidence discovery. how can the court make a decision on the relevance of the issues, , without all the material before them? that is what happened to me. I am still trying to get the full file, from vgh, and I have proof they have been sharing the material with other labs,, against the rules of evidence as well I understand. but no lawyer will help me. because the courts themselves, the legal system itself, is under review for this behavior. so,,, I need a lawyer,. someone not afraid of the system. not afraid to ask about the reliability of evidence without full disclosure.
    second question. how is it I filed an appeal with our BC court of appeal. repeatedly.. and the “wonderful people at the desk” continued to claim they didn’t have it. my fax statement clearly said, it was received. I was refused the right of appeal. by these, “angels” of wonder at the front desk. how is that. anyone care to comment on it. I think it is time we had a judicial inquiry into the courts following their own rules., and denying the public access to justice by flimflamery. lying, conartistry etc. this is a government body that is hiding a LOT of what it does. and violates everyone that is unrepresented,,, sometimes even those who ARE represented. if your issue is calling the courts into question.

    January 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

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